Case Mod gone wrong, DSi won't turn on :(

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Xestrix, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Xestrix
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    Well, I -had- typed out a rather lengthy post, until Chrome crashed and I lost it before hitting Post D: So here's the tl;dr version.

    TL;DR:

    Please don't flame me, its bad enough my DSi is trashed D:
    Bought a case mod.
    Followed instructions to disassemble/reassemble the DSi.
    Everything went properly as far as I could tell.
    Put in the last screws, hit the power on button, nothing happened.
    Thinking the battery might be dead, plugged in the DSi.
    Greeted with a blinking orange LED.

    Please, if anyone is knowledgeable in the area of DSi hardware and you think you can help me, any constructive input is greatly appreciated D:

    PS: I have a 10.1MP DSLR that should be able to prove adequate pictures if anyone thinks a specific part might be damaged or anything.
     
  2. tedmg09130913

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    You might try double checking every ribbon cable and make sure they went in all the way. This issue causes a lot of problems for those who mod their ds lites. People have mentioned that on the ribbon connectors you have to lightly hold the locking mechanism all the way open to insert the ribbon cables properly.
     
  3. Xestrix
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    Thanks for the tip, I went back and double/triple checked all the ribbons, even the ones that I hadn't touched and all seem to be in order :/
     
  4. Da-Bomb1

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    There's a chance you may have damaged a ribbon. The DSi does a full hardware check before it turns on, and refuses to even start if anything's out of order, if I recall.
     
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